Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring Encounters with by Samantha Hurn PDF

By Samantha Hurn

ISBN-10: 1409466752

ISBN-13: 9781409466758

Cryptozoology is healthier understood because the learn of animals which, within the eyes of Western technological know-how, are extinct, unclassified or unrecognised. consequently, and partially due to its selective tools and shortage of epistemological rigour, cryptozoology is frequently pushed aside as a pseudo-science. even if, there's a starting to be popularity that social technology can make the most of attractive with it, for as as social scientists are rather well acutely aware, ’scientific’ categorisation and rationalization represents only one of a myriad of platforms utilized by people to allow them to categorise and make feel of the realm round them. in lots of cultural contexts, fantasy, people category and lived adventure problem the ’truth’ expounded via scientists. With a reflexive, anthropological technique and drawing on wealthy empirical and ethnographic reports from around the globe, this quantity engages with the theoretical and methodological concerns raised by way of mentioned sightings of unrecognised animals. Bringing into sharp concentration the anthropological price and demanding situations for method posed by way of ideals approximately unclassified creatures, Anthropology and Cryptozoology: Exploring encounters with mysterious creatures should be of curiosity to anthropologists, sociologists and geographers operating within the fields of study tools, anthrozoology, mythology and folklore and human-animal interaction.

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